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New Ulm Medical Center retiring doctor who delivered thousands of the city’s newborns

[KARE 11, Oct. 26, 2019] Dr. Marc Burkhart has played a key role in his community of New Ulm for 33 years. He’s been a part of several thousand lives from the moment they were born, as an OB/GYN at New Ulm Medical Center. Now, however, he’s retiring. Saturday, the New Ulm community made sure […]

Play for Patrick provides free heart screenings to teenagers and young adults

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 26, 2019] Next month marks five years since a 14-year-old hockey player collapsed on the ice in Brainerd and died. Patrick Schoonover was competing in the Blue Ox Hockey Bantam AA Tournament. Patrick had scored the first goal of the game before he collapsed. “He had two undetected conditions with his heart, and […]

What is anxiety?

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 22, 2019] About 50 million American adults experienced some sort of mental illness last year. Anxiety disorders were the most common kind. So, what is anxiety? Good Question. “It’s more than just worrying. It affects every aspect of your health,” said Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Mirza Baig. “Anxiety is really kind of like […]

Intermittent fasting’s pros and cons for weight loss

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 19, 2019] Intermittent fasting is becoming more popular lately as a way to lose weight. Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling talked with WCCO News about different ways to do intermittent fasting and how it works.

Preparing for flu season

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 19, 2019] Health officials are urging the public to be prepared for this year’s flu season. Allina Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Frank Rhame joined KSTP News to share some tips. Rhame says it’s time to get your flu vaccine right now, before the peak flu season hits. Dr. Rhame also discussed the […]

Minnesota students report increased mental health issues

[KARE 11, Oct. 17, 2019] The Minnesota Student Survey is out and it shows something troubling. Our kids are telling us, in this survey, that many of them are struggling with mental health issues. In fact it says more Minnesota students than ever report having long-term mental health, behavioral or emotional problems. Allina Health child […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 11, 2019] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and when women should start getting mammograms remains a confusing topic for many. Allina Health surgeon Dr. Ann Callahan at the Piper Breast Center talked with WCCO News about that issue and other ways women can protect themselves from breast cancer.

New guidelines for attention deficit disorder

[KARE 11, Oct. 9, 2019] One in 10 children in the U.S. suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. For many, the first line of treatment is medication. The American Academy of Pediatrics just issued new guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD for the first time since 2011. Allina Health child psychiatrist […]

How loud is too loud?

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 8, 2019] A new feature in the iPhone system software keeps track of the volume in your ear buds letting you know if it’s too loud. That raised the question, how loud is too loud and how long is too long listening via headphones. Allina Health ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Sarah […]

Rollin’ Twins win 2019 Wheelchair Softball World Series

[KMSP Fox 9, Oct. 7, 2019] The Minnesota Twins postseason dreams may have been dashed but their wheelchair softball namesakes, the Rollin’ Twins were successful this year. The Rollin’ Twins are organized by the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Team members talked to Fox 9 News about what playing their sport makes it special.